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What Christmas Song Do you NOT Like ? and Why ??

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Drosselmeyer

As I shared in a previous topic, I love Christmas music - I legitimately listen to it all year long.  There are very few pieces I just do not  like.

What Christmas songs grate on your brain when they come on ??  What songs make you change the channel ?

For me:

Santa Baby - I just hate this song.  I find it selfish and obnoxious.  The fact that it is often sung in a sultry way - suggesting that she is trying to seduce Santa into giving her what she wants - makes the song all that much more offensive to me.

"The New Young Messiah - A Soulful Celebration" - as much as I love the Messiah, and as much as I loved the "new" Young Messiah of 1990 - this version rewrote the score and produced this travesty.  I will not listen to this.

Christmas Wrapping - by the Waitresses -- no real reason - just don't like it

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RCSanta

"Last Christmas" ... pretty mean spirited....vindictive 😡

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Felix Estridge

"Santa Claus is Coming to Town" by Bruce Springstein and the E Street Band

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SCSanta

"Santa Baby" is my most 'hated' Christmas song. I don't care whose version it is (although Madonna's version is my least favorite) I just can't stand this song. Selfish, campy, dare I say 'slutty'...I know it is supposed to be tongue in cheek, but I dislike it anyway.

'Jingle Bell Rock', 'Rocking Around The Christmas Tree', and Mariah Carey's 'All I Want for Christmas is You' are so over played in stores and on the radio, that I am quite over them as well.

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Tommy

"Having a Wonderful Chritmastime" by Paul McCartney.  It sounds like someone said, "hey Paul, quick, write a Christmas song" and five minutes later this was the result.  

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SCSanta

I forgot to add "My Favorite Things" from Sound of Music. Somehow this song from the movie that is sung to calm children during a summer thunderstorm has become a Christmas standard. Just don't see it...

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Tom Berent

Holly Jolly Christmas by Burl Ives just drives me nuts.. Maybe because it is way overplayed----

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Michael Rielly

I HATE this version of Santa Claus is Coming to Town. Ironically, the original with Sinatra is one of my favorites.

 

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Michael Rielly

I like Domenic the Donkey most mostly because my wife hates it and I like to crank it up when in comes on the radio... :D 

 

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Drosselmeyer
39 minutes ago, Michael Rielly said:

I like Domenic the Donkey most mostly because my wife hates it and I like to crank it up when in comes on the radio... :D 

 

once again Sir - you are my hero !!!

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RCSanta

I read once that We Wish You a Merry Christmas can be a pretty pushy song...

You start pleasant enough - at someone's door, wishing them a merry Christmas. :Christmas-Bow:

But, by the end you are camped out, refusing to leave, demanding those same people get you something that neither has figs nor is a pudding. :ranting:

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Santa Johnny Boy

Okay, I'm going to say it - you may all throw stones at me if you want.  But, in my own honest opinion, the worst Christmas song, EVER to be written in the whole wide wide world, is:

"The Christmas Shoes"

This song is just SO depressing, I cringe whenever it comes on the radio.

It's not the kind of song that the family sings together when gathered around the fireplace.

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Tom Berent

I forgot about that one but I agree totally---SO DEPRESSING

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Drosselmeyer
1 hour ago, Santa Johnny Boy said:

Okay, I'm going to say it - you may all throw stones at me if you want.  But, in my own honest opinion, the worst Christmas song, EVER to be written in the whole wide wide world, is:

"The Christmas Shoes"

This song is just SO depressing, I cringe whenever it comes on the radio.

It's not the kind of song that the family sings together when gathered around the fireplace.

agreed

have you ever heard  "Billy's Christmas Wish" by Red Sovine ??   might even be more depressing....

 

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Santa Johnny Boy
6 hours ago, Drosselmeyer said:

agreed

have you ever heard  "Billy's Christmas Wish" by Red Sovine ??   might even be more depressing....

 

I agree, this song is WAY more depressing than Christmas Shoes.  Neither song has a happy ending,  but Billy's is sad from the get go.

Again, don't judge me here, this story is very sad but the fact that someone WROTE A SONG about it, then recorded it and released it, kind of makes it humorous. Like your typical Country Music song gone wrong...

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Drosselmeyer
54 minutes ago, Santa Johnny Boy said:

I agree, this song is WAY more depressing than Christmas Shoes.  Neither song has a happy ending,  but Billy's is sad from the get go.

Again, don't judge me here, this story is very sad but the fact that someone WROTE A SONG about it, then recorded it and released it, kind of makes it humorous. Like your typical Country Music song gone wrong...

Agreed - I think Red Sovine did a lot of those sad heartstring songs :santa_cry: .... (Giddy Up Go, Teddy Bear, etc...)

neither one has a happy ending :santa_embarassed:

now I need to go listen to Dominic the Donkey just to unwind :sc_doh:

 

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SCSanta
1 hour ago, Santa Johnny Boy said:

I agree, this song is WAY more depressing than Christmas Shoes.  Neither song has a happy ending,  but Billy's is sad from the get go.

Again, don't judge me here, this story is very sad but the fact that someone WROTE A SONG about it, then recorded it and released it, kind of makes it humorous. Like your typical Country Music song gone wrong...

Well, I couldn't get past the steel guitar and slide opening. Way too much for me. 

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Tommy

I agree that Christmas Shoes is depressing.  I understand the song, but I'm sorry, it really should be pulled from the play list.  I have to turn the volume down, change the station, or put in a CD when that song comes on.  

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Joe Kenyon

I have a few that I don't like. But I ADORE Christmas music! I listen all year long.

The main culprit is Dan Fogelberg's "Same Auld Lang Syne" (This is NOT a Christmas song)

I am also not a fan of the 12 days of Christmas. For me, it drags on way too long. I do, however, like the Muppets version and the "12 pains of Christmas" version.

I share the opinions of most on Christmas Shoes....

One last gripe about Christmas Radio (and for some reason it's usually done with the 12 days of Christmas): I can't stand when they play the same song twice in a row. I get that it's different versions, but still! There are so many songs out there, you don't need to repeat any in one song block.

 

I apologize for the rant. I just feel like Christmas music is my life and when someone messes with it I get a bit protective.

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Drosselmeyer
9 hours ago, Joe Kenyon said:

I have a few that I don't like. But I ADORE Christmas music! I listen all year long.

I apologize for the rant. I just feel like Christmas music is my life and when someone messes with it I get a bit protective.

not a problem

we all like Christmas music

but there are always a few that irritate more than inspire....

:merry:

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Santa Bruce Geron

I hope I don't come off sounding like a grinch or a scrooge but yes, there are a number of seasonal songs that I dislike. What i find difficult to enjoy are the self indulgent songs or lyrics that put joy and mystery of the Season on receiving a particular gift or item. Yes, I was also one of those that thought the Brady Bunch Christmas episode when Carol lost her voice very self indulgent. Then it turns out her big solo was a verse of O Come, All Ye Faithful. Don't get me wrong, Florence Henderson has a very good voice and she's a smart singing, but that script.

Here is a partial sampling of Christmas Music I avoid:

Grandma Got Run Over By A Reindeer

Last Christmas

Santa Baby

The 12 Days After Christmas

Any cover or remake of a beloved Christmas song/carol that was unnecessarily recorded

 

The silver lining to this is that there are so many great pieces of music. I just need to avoid the radio stations that play these same pieces over and over again.

 

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Drosselmeyer

Came across this:

WWW.THRILLIST.COM

The song might not be as bad as we think. Or maybe it's worse?

pretty detailed discussion....

I am fairly sure this guy does not like this song....

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Santa Bruce Geron
2 hours ago, Drosselmeyer said:

Came across this:

WWW.THRILLIST.COM

The song might not be as bad as we think. Or maybe it's worse?

pretty detailed discussion....

I am fairly sure this guy does not like this song....

Back when the film Neptune's Daughter came out it was a different time. The innocence of the period or of the song no longer exists. Yes, it's a great tune by Frank Loesser but in the present time hearing the song out of context is difficult. There's many songs and works that have fallen out of use.

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Drosselmeyer
23 minutes ago, Santa Bruce Geron said:

Back when the film Neptune's Daughter came out it was a different time. The innocence of the period or of the song no longer exists. Yes, it's a great tune by Frank Loesser but in the present time hearing the song out of context is difficult. There's many songs and works that have fallen out of use.

understood and agreed

but sadly this song just has a predatory overtone in todays perspective.... 

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Santa Bruce Geron
1 hour ago, Drosselmeyer said:

but sadly this song just has a predatory overtone in todays perspective.... 

I agree with you. Even Mozart's Marriage of Figaro story line is very difficult today.

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